Over the past 20 years, Jon Bonné has become one of the most influential and widely-read American voices on wine and food. Now, after eight years of research, eight hundred producers, and seven thousand different wines, Bonné’s The New French Wine is a comprehensive, thorough, and evocative exploration of the global center of wine production. As France faces social upheaval and economic transformation, the wine industry is constantly subject to transformation, from identity crisis across traditional appellations to the natural wine revolution. Contemporary French wine, like contemporary French culture, both remains in dialogue with history and constantly breaks with it. With expertise and skill, Bonné traces these cultural shifts, their political and economic causes, and their consequences in the world of wine.